Senior Executive Editor, Center For Digital Government
Charles County, Md., Wins Digital Counties Award Eight Years Running
Katrina, Gustav, BP: The Liabilities and Assets of Beachfront Living
August 18, 2010 - "We track that time the same as we do the BP oil spill. They go into these different buckets and our grant department is able to run reports, and it helps them become much more efficient."
Health Care Reform's Impact on Local Government IT
May 14, 2010 - "There is a provision in the Affordable Care Act to have HHS develop health information technology enrollment standards and protocols."
Handshake Communicates Digital Information
November 11, 2009 - The exchange of digital information flowing through human touch.
Bright Ideas: Color-Changing Roof Tiles and Solar-Panel Highways
October 09, 2009 - Tiles use a common polymer that reacts to temperature.
Low-Emission Vehicles Bright Spot in Green Initiatives
September 16, 2009 - As soon as battery technology makes a leap or two, expect some absolutely wild innovation in surface transportation.
August 28, 2009 - Mobile financial services, Minneapolis free wireless for non-profits.
Massachusetts IT Consolidation Under Way
August 28, 2009 - "The current approach to managing IT is too complex, too difficult to maintain and impossible to keep secure."
Web Site Upgrades
August 27, 2009 - $300 billion a year to state and local governments depends on census data.
Innovation News Wrap
August 25, 2009 - Twitter surgery, Second Life University, electronic contact lenses.
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Positioning Your Community to Thrive
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.
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